Amara Mountain Resort

Kalaw, Myanmar

Amara Mountain Resort

Built in 1909 as a colonial residence before being restored to modern standards in 2002, Amara Mountain Resort comprises a cluster of Bavarian-style timber-frame buildings, set amongst pretty grounds and pine trees on the edge of Kalaw.

Amara Mountain Resort is an intimate hotel, offering an enviable location and great service. The owners (Burmese hotel group Amara) have resisted the urge to expand the hotel with additional rooms or unnecessary facilities. There are just 11 rooms, which centre on a cosy lounge and bar area, a small informal restaurant and pool.

With its cool, breezy climate, Kalaw is a wonderful place to take a break from the stifling heat of Myanmar's lowland plains. Though not a standard fixture on tours of Myanmar, it is a popular spot to spend one or two nights between Bagan and Inle Lake. There are wonderful walks to be had in the hills, from short half-day trips, to multi-day walking tours between Kalaw and Inle.


Amara Mountain Resort offers just eleven generously-sized rooms, all of them furnished with four-poster beds and pinewood furnishings. The rooms have wooden flooring, large windows, and fireplaces with open chimneys for the cool winter nights. Most, but not all of the rooms open onto a private patio area.

The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with showers (some also with bathtubs).


The restaurant at Amara Mountain Resort serves a mixed menu of European, Burmese and wider Asian cuisine, and offers indoor and outdoor dining.


Swimming pool
Spa and sauna


Guided forest walks
Kalaw town tours

Child Policy

Children of all ages accepted. Under 3s stay free of charge if sharing with a parent.